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It’s easter egg season! Dyeing easter eggs is a craft that I’ve always really liked. When I was little, we used to blow out eggs and decorate them, and hard boil some for decorating too. I think the blown out ones were special — though I can’t remember why. I just remember being horrified that raw egg was going to go into my mouth and some combination of that fear and my little kid lungs meaning that someone else had to blow the egg out for me.

 Pysanky-Ukrainian Easter Eggs are some of the most beautiful Easter eggs. A few years ago, Design*Sponge had a diy project for ukrainian eggs made simple. It looks really beautiful and not that difficult although the final result is certainly not as elegant at the elaborate pysanky eggs.

These Doodle Easter eggs made with a black sharpie an help you get an intricate design like the pysanky eggs without the effort of dyeing. I don’t think I have a steady enough hand for this. My paisley designs even on paper come out looking kind of crazy in a bad way.

I think decoupage is probably my best option for getting an elaborate design! The best thing about decoupage is you don’t even have to use a real egg.

This tutorial from Two Girls Being Crafty uses napkins to decoupage!  Clever!

You could also use a simpler material for your decoupage.

I think these Paper Mache Easter Eggs from Centsational Girl are beautiful! They look so natural.

Natural dyed eggs are really pretty too, but it kind of intimidates me.

This DIY uses leaves, onion peels, stocking to create beautiful brown eggs.

If you want more Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs, ApartmentTherapy had a great roundup. It includes recipes for the above natural-dyed eggs via Two Men and a Little Farm. What a gorgeous palette!

My favorite idea is to use temporary tattoos to decorate eggs.

These nature temporary tatoos look beautiful on undyed Easter eggs (via CountryLiving).

I also adore these thread wrap easter eggs from Martha Stewart. They’re really pretty and the little bid of thread adds a nice texture.

We’re hosting Easter this year! We hosted last year, too, but it was just my parents and Kyle’s parents. This year, we have my extended family and his grandma coming too. That means I’ll be in a fit cleaning the house Saturday and finishing up little chores. I hope I find time to dye some eggs!

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Jess

I live with Kyle, my husband, in Kansas City, Mo. We have a dog, Oats, and a cat, Logan.

I am a development professional who specializes in museums and the performing arts. I write grants, fundraise, and assist with marketing in the form of donor communications. My academic background is in history and museum science, focusing on the presentation and interpretation of Africa in American museums.

As a freelancer, I work with clients in need of websites, Wordpress upgrades, and FileMaker Pro database solutions.

Mary

Hi! I live in a small two bedroom home in Austin, Texas. I believe in vintage, re-purposing, recycling, and making my home comfortable for us and everyone that visits. After grad school, I developed a love for design and giving old furniture a new life. Hope I can take you all along on my journey to rid my house of the "college days" furniture (or at least re-purpose it)! Welcome, and I hope you stay a while!

 
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